Avios

Cheap Flights To China In Premium Economy, NRA Travel Discounts No More And Double Points For Online Shopping This Weekend

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles and points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

Cheap Fares To LAX and SFO, Triple Avios on Hyatt Stays And TripAdvisor Trickery. Best of the Rest For Tuesday, July 7th 2015

The Best of the Rest includes cheap fares from NY and DC to LAX and SFO, Triple Avios to Hyatt, Air India expanding to the US and more….

$10 Free From Amazon And United Doing Good. The Best of The Rest For Saturday, June 27th, 2015

The Best of the Rest includes United Airlines doing good, $10 free from Amazon, the life of a stowaway and a great story of someone who truly enjoys flying. Read more….

British Airways Changes: Is One Of The Best Values Going Away?

I woke up this morning to a number of changes to the British Airways Avios program (after a night where our daughter was up sick most of the night, or I might have posted this sooner). View From the Wing has all the details, but here are the key points you need to be aware of : Mileage earning on most coach fares classes is going down significantly. K, L, M, N, S and V class fares all week earn 50% instead of 100% of miles flown. Q, O and […]

How Long Can It Take For British Airways To Ticket A Reservation?

Answer:  It took 24 days in my recent example. Admittedly, I don’t have a ton of experience flying British Airways.  I probably have less than a dozen total flights on BA in my lifetime of flying. I purchased a ticket to Dublin a few months ago for travel late this year.  For those that don’t know, British Airways has a really strong program for upgrades using their loyalty currency (miles) called Avios.  If inventory is available, you can generally upgrade to the next class of service for 10,000 Avios. For […]

A Small Plus:Earn And Burn On Iberia Express For AA Customers

American Airlines and Iberia Express announced a code-sharing agreement this week. Not monumental, since AA already has an agreement with the larger Iberia Airlines.  And, while I wouldn’t want to collect Avios (the former currency of just British Airways and now joint currency of both airlines), using Madrid as a transfer point to get to other places in Europe can save some pretty staggering landing fees for premium awards in London. And, Iberia Express doesn’t have a ton of flights although a few interesting cities like Amsterdam and Naples (looks […]